Steve Addazio and Dave Clawson have had no shortage of wild back-and-forth games over the last five years. Here’s a look at each of them, from the 3-0 debacle to last year’s shootout win in Winston-Salem.
The Wayne, N.J. native—who threw for over 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns, all while rushing for 825 yards and 12 scores as a senior at Bergen Catholic—is returning home to play for the Scarlet Knights.
According to SB Nation, the Eagles are returning 81 percent of their 2017 production—more than any other Atlantic Division team—but that’s not to say they haven’t lost or added any key pieces this offseason.
BC, once the laughing stock of the conference, clocked in at fourth in ESPN’s ACC Preseason Power Rankings and fourth in the media’s ACC Preseason Poll—higher than the Eagles have ever been ranked in a Steve Addazio offseason.
Running back Jonathan Hilliman became the second prominent Eagle to transfer for his final year of eligibility, joining quarterback Darius Wade.
The Eagles overcame a slow start and steadily wore the Huskies down with the run game, resulting in a 39-16 victory and a bowl game for BC.
The Eagles racked up six touchdowns in the final three quarters of play, and booked a ticket to their second-consecutive bowl game.
A.J. Dillon ran all over NC State’s 26th-ranked rush defense for 196 yards, on his way to becoming BC’s all-time freshman rushing leader, but even that wasn’t enough to make up for the Eagles’ deficiencies.